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Iran 'Captures' Enemy Drone

Source: RFE/RL

Iran's Revolutionary Guards says they have captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran. A spokesman for the Revolutionary Guards said the drone was traced over Iranian airspace and subsequently brought down. The spokesman did not say if the drone was American.

In december 2012, Iran claimed capture of US ScanEagle Drone

Iran has claimed to have captured several U.S. drones.

Earlier this month, the United States denied a claim by Iran's Revolutionary Guards that it had captured an American drone over Gulf waters.

In December 2011, Iranian armed forces did capture an American unarmed reconnaissance aircraft that had been flying a mission over western Afghanistan.

Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa

Copyright (c) 2013 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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